Celebrities in the SNL Five-Timers Club

Tom Hanks coined the term 'Five-Timers Club' in 1990 after he hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time — see who else has hosted the late-night sketch show five times (or more!) 

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Buck Henry

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1st Time Hosting: Jan. 17, 1976

5th Time Hosting: Nov. 19, 1977

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 10

The late actor and filmmaker was the very first host to reach the Five-Timers Club!

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Steve Martin

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1st Time Hosting: Oct. 23, 1976

5th Time Hosting: April 22, 1978

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 16

Fun fact: Martin took the least amount of time to gain admittance into the Five-Timers Club — he hosted five times in 546 days.

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Elliott Gould

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1st Time Hosting: Jan. 10, 1976

5th Time Hosting: Feb. 15, 1980

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 6

Friends star Gould hosted his sixth and seemingly last episode of Saturday Night Live just nine months after joining the Five-Timers Club.

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Chevy Chase

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1st Time Hosting: Feb. 18, 1978

5th Time Hosting: Dec. 6, 1986

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 8

The original "Weekend Update: host may have left SNL after just one season, but he couldn't stay away for long: he has hosted the show eight times (and made plenty of guest appearances)!

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Candice Bergen

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1st Time Hosting: Nov. 8, 1975

5th Time Hosting: May 19, 1990

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 5

Bergen made SNL history when she became the show's very first female host in 1975, and then she did it again when she became the first woman to join the Five-Timers Club in 1990!

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Tom Hanks

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1st Time Hosting: Dec. 14, 1985

5th Time Hosting: Dec. 8, 1990

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 10

Hanks is actually the one who first mentioned the notorious Five-Timers Club on air when he hosted in 1990. At the time, he showed off his "membership card" and was welcomed into the "club" by members Steve Martin, Elliot Gould and honorary member Paul Simon (who only hosted four times, but was a musical guest so often that they let him in).

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Danny DeVito

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1st Time Hosting: May 15, 1982

5th Time Hosting: Jan. 9, 1993

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 6

DeVito has hosted SNL six times in total, earning his Five-Timer membership in 1993.

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John Goodman

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1st Time Hosting: Dec. 2, 1989

5th Time Hosting: May 7, 1994

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 13

Goodman has hosted SNL a whopping 13 times, which makes him one of the most frequent hosts of the show, just behind Steve Martin (15 times) and Alec Baldwin (17 times).

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Alec Baldwin

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1st Time Hosting: April 21, 1990

5th Time Hosting: Dec. 10, 1994

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 17

Baldwin holds the record of most times hosting SNL, and his stint as Donald Trump earned him an Emmy Award in 2017.

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Bill Murray

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1st Time Hosting: March 7, 1981

5th Time Hosting: Feb. 20, 1999

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 5

Murray, who was part of the show's cast from 1977 to 1980, made it into the Five-Timers Club in 1999, but has not hosted since.

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Christopher Walken

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1st Time Hosting: Jan. 20, 1990

5th Time Hosting: May 19, 2001

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 7

Looks like the people at SNL had a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell ... and Christopher Walken.

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Drew Barrymore

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1st Time Hosting: Nov. 20, 1982

5th Time Hosting: Feb. 3, 2007

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 6

Barrymore made history her first time hosting in 1982, when she was the youngest host in the show's history at just 7 years old! She didn't stop there, though, eventually joining the Five-Timers Club in 2007.

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Justin Timberlake

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1st Time Hosting: Oct. 11, 2003

5th Time Hosting: March 9, 2013

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 5

Timberlake earned his spot in the Fiver-Timers Club in 2013, and in honor of the momentous occasion, he got to meet Steve Martin, Candice Bergen, Alec Baldwin, Chevy Chase, Tom Hanks and Paul Simon in the revived Five-Timers sketch.

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Ben Affleck

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1st Time Hosting: Feb. 19, 2000

5th Time Hosting: May 18, 2013

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 5

Affleck first appeared on the show in 2000, and joined the Five-Timers Club 13 years later in May 2013.

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Tina Fey

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1st Time Hosting: Feb. 23, 2008

5th Time Hosting: Dec. 19, 2015

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 6

Fey had a pretty impressive tenure on SNL, ranging from head writer to "Weekend Update" host to Sarah Palin impressionist, and (as if that isn't enough) she has hosted the show six times since making her exit in 2006.

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Scarlett Johansson

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1st Time Hosting: Jan. 14, 2006

5thTime Hosting: March 11, 2017

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 6

Johansson didn't just get an awesome jacket to commemorate her club status, she also managed to meet her husband, "Weekend Update" host Colin Jost, and the pair welcomed a baby boy in August 2021. So there are plenty of perks to being a Five-Timer!

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Melissa McCarthy

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1st Time Hosting: Oct. 1, 2011

5th Time Hosting: May 13, 2017

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 5

It's not a surprise that the hilarious actress has hosted SNL five times. McCarthy even won an Emmy for her side-splitting portrayal of former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in 2017.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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1st Time Hosting: March 18, 2000

5th Time Hosting: May 20, 2017

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 5

2017 was a big year for Five-Timers. First Scarlett Johansson, then Melissa McCarthy and then Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson — all in the span of a few months!

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Jonah Hill

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1st Time Hosting: March 15, 2008

5th Time Hosting: Nov. 3, 2018

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 5

Hill got to join the Five-Timers in 2018, and was welcomed into the club by a few of its female members: Tina Fey, Drew Barrymore and Candice Bergen.

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Will Ferrell

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1st Time Hosting: Nov. 15, 2008

5th Time Hosting: Dec.

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 5

Ferrell graced the SNL soundstage for seven years, but you might be surprised to find that he only joined the Five-Timers Club in November 2019.

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Paul Rudd

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1st Time Hosting: Nov. 15, 2008

5th Time Hosting: Dec. 18, 2021

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 5

Reigning Sexiest Man Alive Rudd joined the exclusive club with his fifth hosting gig on Dec. 18, 2021 — a slightly unconventional episode that was majorly scaled-back amid the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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John Mulaney

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1st Time Hosting: April 14, 2018

5th Time Hosting: Feb. 26, 2022

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 5

Mulaney — who served as a writer on the show for four seasons beginning in 2008 — was the fourth SNL writer to host the show, despite never appearing as an official cast member. Others who have that distinction include Conan O'Brien, Louis C.K., and Larry David.

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Woody Harrelson

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1st Time Hosting: Nov. 18, 1989

5th Time Hosting: Feb. 25, 2023

Number of Times Hosting in Total: 5

Welcome to the club, Woody! Harrelson will become the newest five-timer in 2023, after hosting periodically through the past three decades and treating viewers to his Joe Biden impression in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.

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